Weaving an Autumn Tapestry with Wool Roving - The Magic Onions

Weaving an Autumn Tapestry with Wool Roving

Look at this gorgeous woven autumn tapestry Kitty and I made together.

We used a vine wreath form, colorful autumn wool roving, some wool yarn and a couple of felted toadstools.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Tapestry : The Magic Onions Blog

 

 

Step 1 : Make the Tree Loom

 

I tied off the yarn branches and roots using a simple slipknot.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Be sure to leave the roots varying lengths for a lovely organic look.

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Cinch the yarn above the roots into a tree trunk by tying  them together using a separate piece of yarn.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Step 2 : Weave in the Gorgeous Autumn Colors

Divide the autumn colored yarn into long strips, about the thickness of your finger.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Weave them through the tree loom.

Over, under, over under.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

The next strand is a new color and goes : Under, over, under, over.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

It’s wonderful working with the warm wool.

It’s hard work to concentrate on the pattern without making a mistake… over, under, over, under… Next strand : under, over, under, over.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Autumn Woven Tree Tapestry : The Magic Onions Blog

 

When the leaves are woven into place, use a strip of brown roving to needle felt the tree trunk.

And add a few nature bits like acorns at the base. We used two needle felted toadstools.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Wreath : The Magic Onions Blog

 

Isn’t it wonderful!

It’s hanging in pride of place above our fireplace to usher in the Fall.

 

Autumn Woven Tree Tapestry : The Magic Onions Blog

 

 

Happy Autumn crafting,

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. It looks fantastic! What a great idea!
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